Sunderland unchanged once again for West Brom clash

The Northern Echo: Sunderland unchanged once again for West Brom clash Sunderland unchanged once again for West Brom clash

SUNDERLAND have named an unchanged line-up for the fifth game in a row as they prepare to take on West Brom at the Stadium of Light.

Gustavo Poyet has stuck with the side that has taken the Black Cats to the brink of survival as he tackles his club's penultimate game of the season.

Sunderland currently boast a two-point advantage over Norwich City, so with their goal difference significantly better than the Canaries', a point will effectively guarantee their Premier League survival.

Santiago Vergini continues at right-back in preference to Phil Bardsley, and Liam Bridcutt once again has to make do with a place on the bench.

West Brom boss Pepe Mel has named an attacking line-up that features former Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon on his first return to the Stadium of Light.

SUNDERLAND (4-1-4-1): Mannone; Vergini, Brown, O'Shea, Alonso; Cattermole; Johnson, Larsson, Colback, Borini; Wickham.

Subs: Ustari (gk), Bardsley, Bridcutt, Ba, Giaccherini, Altidore, Scocco.

WEST BROM (4-2-3-1): Foster; Reid, Yacob, Lugano, McAuley; Morrison, Dorrans; Berahino, Sessegnon, Brunt; Anichebe.

Subs: Myhill (gk), Olsson, Dawson, O'Neil, Mulumbu, Sinclair, Vydra.

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